Frequently Asked Questions
Sailing Course Questions
I’m new to sailing. How do I get started?
We offer a three (3) day beginners course (Basic Keelboat 101) that will prepare you to be a skipper of a 22 to 25 foot sail boat on lakes and bays. We also offer a two (2) day Basic Keelboat 101 course for folks that have “some” recent sailing experience. For quality control, all of our sailing courses are certified by the American Sailing Association.
Will I be stuck in a classroom all day?
What are the hours of instruction for the Basic Keelboat 101 course?
How do I know that Lanier Sailing Academy is a quality organization?
We have received The Outstanding School of the Year Award from The American Sailing Association five times. This award is given to the top 25 schools out of 300 worldwide each year. Also, our instructors have received the Outstanding Instructor of the Year Award from The American Sailing Association nine times (Top 30 instructors out of 2,500 worldwide). These awards were earned by Lanier Sailing Academy and our instructors via confidential surveys from our customers directly to The American Sailing Association.
How long has Lanier Sailing Academy been in business?
How much does the beginner's course cost?
Our three (3) day Basic Keelboat (BKB-101) course fee on Lake Lanier is $585; on Pensacola Bay is $595.
Our two (2) day Basic Keelboat (BKB-101) course fee on Lake Lanier is $485; on Pensacola Bay is $495.
Our price includes your Sailing Made Easy book, a Coast Guard Safety pamphlet, an ASA (American Sailing Association) log book, Access to an online e-course, on the water instruction, classroom instruction, ASA testing fee, and ASA certification fee. No additional charges will be requested.
What if I struggle with the Basic Keelboat course and need more training than the three days allocated?
In the event you need more instruction (on the water or classroom) we will bring you back for more training at no additional cost until you pass. Additional training must be scheduled for weekday usage. Guarantee is good for our three day BKB-101 course only.